Tuesday, December 8, 2015

("some token or") by Larry Eigner

                                                                                                                     March 20 81    # 1 2 4 9

s  o  m  e    t  o  k  e  n       o  r

a  metalanguage  maybe                                a farewell to
they  can  call  writing                    Jim             Elizabeth
like  a  title
come  up  with  to

belong  to  the  poem

is  there  on  the  page

Source of the text - The Collected Poems of Larry Eigner, Volume 4, edited by Curtis Faville and Robert Grenier.  Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2009, p. 1418.

TJB: Metasimile: writing is like adding a title to a poem on a page. This poem gently asks us to confront the relationship of title and body.

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